Jan G. Bjaalie, MD PhD, is Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, where he leads a team of researchers, data curation scientists and software developers contributing to the building of EBRAINS, the European distributed research infrastructure for brain and brain-inspired research.
He is Infrastructure Director of the EU-funded Human Brain Project, leader of the EBRAINS Data services, Head of the Norwegian Neuroinformatics Node, and former Head of the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo (2009 – 2016).
With a strong background in neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and neuroinformatics, he is focused on making scientific research data more accessible and interpretable. He is also working on developing advanced brain atlasing tools for brain-wide analysis of multimodal data. In his role as founding Executive Director of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (2006 – 2008), he initiated INCF programs on brain atlasing and multi-scale modeling.
Professor Bjaalie has been partner and coordinator of several EU projects and has collaborated extensively with leading laboratories in many countries. He is founding Chief-Editor of Frontiers in Neuroinformatics and Chair of the Strategy Committee of the International Brain Initiative.